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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:30 pm

So, if I understand this correctly, this meter could be used to assess battery condition (health?) on a used Leaf for sale without having to have the candidate car fully charged.

Florida dealers are so darned greedy, and I dislike the idea of leasing. I'm mulling going used, especially after learning the price of a new / upgraded / rebuilt battery by "the end of Spring"

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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:04 pm

Gary - thanks for the confirmation... that's what I thought.

Curt - Yes you understood that correctly. This (among other tools like it) can measure the battery's "health" in terms of degradation.
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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:01 pm

Got my LeafDD today, and thought I'd post a pic of my (unique) installation. You know that plastic piece covering what would be the ignition "hole" on an ICE car? Well, it makes a great storage location for the LeafDD! If I really want to see/access it, I just let it dangle from the steering wheel...
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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:37 pm

I received the Leaf-DD Saturday 6/15/13

Love the simplicity and minimalist approach Greg engineered into the user interface.

Very crisp readable display ultra sharp contrast.
Can easily get useful data.
All in a small compact size.

My 2011 28.5 K Leaf Per the Leaf-DD started at 260 gids after 100% charge. Health is 94.31.
Nice to see all the other data points as well.

So easy to use even my wife will appreciate.

Thanks for creating the LeafDD.

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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:26 am

What is the little square hole in the end of the enclosure?
Perhaps a Reset?

There is an explanation of the screens in the first post of this tread:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=12561" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I believe that the back of the enclosure is all non-conducting.

I suspect that there are still some details to be discovered
in the cell-pair shunting, since I do not seem to experience
the same shunt pattern on startup, and only see the
fuller cells being discharged.

However, still a very nice job, and congratulations.
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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:09 am

garygid wrote:What is the little square hole in the end of the enclosure?
Perhaps a Reset?
No: just a hole. I believe the (future) intended use is for some sort of add-on cover; I fed some tie-wraps through them to try hanging it from the mirror, but it didn't look good.
garygid wrote: I believe that the back of the enclosure is all non-conducting.
Actually, the "back of the enclosure" isn't there at all: that's another reason it didn't look good hanging from the mirror (all you see is a circuit board). I'm contemplating covering the back with something so as not to short anything when touching it, but nothing comes to mind just yet.
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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:33 am

It was expected that most users would install the
LeafDD someplace where the back would not be visible,
I think.

Is the square hole low on one end and high on the other end?
If so, perhaps the holes are for ventilation?

However, if you want a back, just use scissors to cut out
a suitable shape and size piece of thin plastic, of the color
you want, and use some double-sided foam (or other) tape
to hold it in place? Or velcro, or tiny dots of glue.

However, consider heat ventilation before closing
up the back completely, as some down-low holes
might be a good idea.
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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:21 am

garygid wrote: Is the square hole low on one end and high on the other end?
If so, perhaps the holes are for ventilation?
Definitely not: they are across from each other.
garygid wrote: However, consider heat ventilation before closing
up the back completely, as some down-low holes
might be a good idea.
I've considered the same thing, and (in talking to the designer, Greg) I'm hesitant to do anything that will "trap" heat generated by the regulator or restrict airflow in general.
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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:20 pm

garygid wrote:...However, if you want a back, just use scissors to cut out
a suitable shape and size piece of thin plastic, of the color
you want, and use some double-sided foam (or other) tape
to hold it in place? Or velcro, or tiny dots of glue.

However, consider heat ventilation before closing
up the back completely, as some down-low holes
might be a good idea.
I've thought about Velcro: stick-on Velcro is readily available. That way it could be placed securely in a convenient place on the dash.
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Re: *NEW* Dash Display for Leaf

Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:46 pm

This is how I did my Lincomatic meter using velcro:

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dgpcolorado wrote:I've thought about Velcro: stick-on Velcro is readily available. That way it could be placed securely in a convenient place on the dash.
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